look for less ordinal chest of drawers

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


The Look for Less: ordinal chest of drawers

I fell in love with the before and after project I saw on Ikea’s blog in which a designer took the Rast chest of drawers that retails for $29.99 and made it over, adding paint, new hardware, and stenciled numbers. It reminded me of the ordinal chest of drawers Anthropologie sells for $998, more than 30 times the cost of the Ikea DIY. A chest of drawers is one of the most versatile items for a home, working as a nightstand, entryway table, dresser, TV stand, or office storage, and unfortunately costs upwards of $100 at most retailers. Considering you can get such a unique looking piece at such a low cost, why spend more?


13 comments:


  1. Gotta love the Rast hacks! I'm working on one at the moment and will hopefully post soon. Great find!

    ~ Julie

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  2. Wow. That is really amazing! So inspiring :>) Happy Mardi Gras!

    k

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  3. such great inspiration! love before and after shots!

    xo.ashley

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  4. what a great idea, i love the side by side comparison. i still like the raw/vintage look of the first dresser but i think thats do-able. lovely post! xoxo jcd :: cornflake dreams

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  5. Thanks for the heads up about this BRILLIANT diy, totally adding it into Bright Links!

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  6. I really like the anthro drawers so this is a great find for me – totally inspiring!

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  7. Wow, great DIY project! It's amazing how a little bit of creativity goes a long way!

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  8. so many inspiring ideas!

    www.keepfashion.wordpress.com

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  9. What?!? $29.99. People are so clever. And they even styled it for us.

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  10. I'm loving all of the Rast hacks I've been seeing lately, including this one!

    turnuptherad.blogspot.com

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  11. Another brilliant Rast hack! Someone needs to start a blog devoted to these.

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  12. Any chance you remember the name of the paint you used?

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